ARTSAKH FAMILY INTEGRATION FUND UPDATES

With the forced deportation of more than 120,000 Armenians from their homes in Artsakh in 2023, the SOAR Artsakh Family Integration Fund is needed now more than ever.

See some updates below from families SOAR has assisted during 2023 and 2024.

ERIK ARSTAMYAN FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh family of Erik Arstamyan

April 2024

The family received an Easter food package and a mixer.

Lusine is taking cosmetology courses. The family is living in a rented apartment in Yerevan. There has been no more word on Erik and he is still considered missing.

MHER ARUSHANYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

November 2023

SOAR purchased pillows, covers, and bedding for the family.

RAFAYEL ARZUMANYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

DAVIT ASRYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

NUREN AVETISYAN FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh family of Nuren Avetisyan

January 2024

The family was provided with food and basic necessities.

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

ANUSH BALAYAN FAMILY

Tools for Anush Balayan to begin her manicurist profession after being displaced from Artsakh

November 2023

Anush received the tools she needed to begin working in her profession as a manicurist.

BEGLARYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

November 2023

The family has moved from a hostel to a three-room apartment, which has been given free of charge for an unknow period of time.

The three children Haykanush, Sergey & Meline are going to school and the little one Karine started kindergarten.

The father is still looking for a job. The mother and the grandmother are baking “Zhengyal Bread” (a sort of flatbread stuffed with herbs and green vegetables) that is very popular in Artsakh. They are trying to sell it and to make income for the family.

SOAR purchased them an oven for their apartment so they can continue their baking endeavors!

Beglaryan Family receives shoes, clothing, and household supplies through the SOAR Artsakh Family Restoration Fund

October 2023

Shoes, clothing, and household supplies for the Beglaryan family.

YANA DANIELYAN

Vocational tools for Yana Danielyan

November 2023

Yana Danielyan, from a displaced Artsakh Family also attends the Ada Keshishyants Center for Disabled Children. Yana has a hearing disability but had received her certification for hairdressing. SOAR supplied her with the tools she needed to work in her profession.

GRIGORI GABRIELYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

NINEL GALSTYAN FAMILY

Food, medicine, winter clothes, and hygiene supplies for the Family of Ninel Galstyan

December 2023

Food, medicine, winter clothes, and hygiene supplies for the Family of Ninel Galstyan.

November 2023

After losing her husband to a tragic accident while the family was trying to flee Artsakh, Ninel and her three children were left with nowhere to go, and no income. SOS Villages took her in under their “Mother and Child” shelter. SOAR is covering the expenses for the family to stay and receive the assistance they need to build a new life.

LUSINE GASPARYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning supplies

New bed and mattress for Tigran Gasparyan

December 2023

A new bed and mattress for Tigran!

DAVIT GRIGORYAN FAMILY

Family of displaced Artsakh family Davit Grigoryan

April 2024

The family received an Easter food package.

Svetlana received the tools she needed to begin her manicuring business.

Davit continues to attend the ADA center participating in the activities and is showing great improvement!

March 2024

Davit Grigoryan’s family continues to live in a rented apartment in Vanadzor.

His father is taking in online courses for sales so he can find a job. David’s mother worked as a manicurist in Artsakh, and she will resume her work in Vanadzor when she receives the proper tools.

David’s developmental delay appeared during the months of the blockade in Artsakh, because the family was unable to get proper supplies, food and vitamins for the family.

Davit continues to attend the ADA center participating in the activities with great enthusiasm! According to his parents the progress is obvious.

MKHITARYAN HARUTYUNYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies
Food, clothing, and household furnishings for the displaced Artsakh Family of Mkhitar Hrutyunyan

January 2024

The family has received kitchen utensils, bedding, clothing, and food.

ANOUSH MATEVOSYAN FAMILY

Anoush Matevosyan continues to receive therapy services at the Ada Keshishyants Center for Children with Disabilities

March 2024

Anoush Matevosyan continues to receive therapy services at the Ada Keshishyants Center for Children with Disabilities.

It is difficult for Anoush’s father Ruben to remember what he had in Artsakh and that they lost everything in one day.  Trying to adapt to the rented apartment in Vanadzor is not easy since they had built their own house, cultivated the land, and had engaged in animal husbandry.

They are trying to find a house for rent that they can afford in the nearby villages.

KARMEN MINASYAN FAMILY

April 2024

Tuition fees were paid for Karmen’s son Michael to complete his education.

SEVAK MIRZOYAN FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh family of Sevak Mirzoyan

April 2024

The family received an Easter package and a mixer.
The youngest son, Gari, will be receiving counseling as he has been struggling with psychological problems.

ZARINE MOVSISYAN FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh Family of Zarine Movsisyan

April 2024

The family received an Easter food package, a mixer, and a microwave oven.
Zarine has also been attending cake decorating classes.

March 2024

Zarine continues to receive her medications

January 2024

Medicine and an electric heater were purchased for the family.

SAMVEL MUSAELYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

November 2023

The family was able to find an apartment for rent and have moved.
The boys Narek and Mher are attending school.
The father found a job as an electrician in one of state facilities.
SOAR purchased beddings, pillows, and covers for the children.

SAMVEL PARAMAZYAN FAMILY

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

November 2023

The family was able to find an apartment for rent and have moved.
The boys Alexander and Vladimir are attending school.
SOAR purchased beddings, pillows, and covers for the children.

ARMEN SARGSYAN FAMILY

April 2024

A meat grinder and an Easter food package for the family.

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies
Displaced Artsakh Family of Armen Sargsyan

January 2024

Gifts and food for Christmas!

RADIK SARGSYAN FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh Family of Radik Sargsyan

May 2024

The family received

  • Cleaning surplices
  • Easter food package
  • Juicer
  • Food chopper and electric kettle

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies
The displaced Artsakh Family of Radik Sargsyan - Diapers for Vilen

January 2024

The family is still living in a rented house. Their baby, Vilen, that was born shortly after the family was forced to leave their home, contracted bronchitis. He received treatment at Gyumri Children’s Hospital. SOAR also provided the diapers.

ARTHUR ULIKHANOV FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh Family of Arthur Ulikhanov

April 2024

The family received:

  • An Easter food package
  • Mixer
  • Bicycle for Arthur
  • Professional tools for Arthur’s father Mikayel

Arthur continues to attend the Ada Keshishyants Center for Children with Disabilities. He was so excited to receive his bicycle which will help with his muscle development.

GAGIK VOSKANYAN FAMILY

Displaced Artsakh Family of Gagik Voskanyan

January 2024

The family received food, bedding, supplies for the new baby, and other basic necessities.

March 2024

Cleaning and household supplies

GAGIK ZARGARYAN FAMILY

January 2024

Gagik’s wife, Narine, received the tools she needed to begin working as a manicurist again. She had lost all her business equipment when the family was forcibly removed from Artsakh.